Julia Watson

Julia Watson Designer, activist, academic, and leading expert on nature-based technologies for climate-resilient design

Designer, activist, and academic, Julia Watson is a leading expert on nature-
based technologies for climate-resilient design. Her recent book with Taschen, Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism is a bestseller and has been featured in
The New York Times, The Guardian, Dwell, Architectural Digest, The Washington
Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company, CNN, The Sydney Morning
Herald, The Age, and more. Julia regularly teaches Urban Design at Harvard
Graduate School of Design and Columbia University. She’s the Principal of Julia
Watson, a landscape and urban design studio with a focus on indigenous
design, and Co-director of A Future Studio, a collective of eco-conscious
designers. She has written for Arch Daily, Blueprint, loARCH, Kerb, Seacities,
Scroope, Nakhara Journal, Water Urbanisms East and co-authored ‘ A Spiritual
Guide to Bali’s UNESCO World Heritage’. She is a fellow of Summit REALITY,
Pop!tech, Christensen Fund, Charles Eliot, and the Olmsted award. This year
she will be speaking at TED, COP 26, Venice Biennale, Dubai Expo 2020 and The
Conference 2020 in Malmo, Sweden. Born in Australia, she travels to visit
indigenous cultures and sacred sites across the globe.